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Man falls out of window during Marathon party in Allston student warren

WBZ reports on the man's plunge at 72 Gardner St. in the GAP area mainly occupied by BU students.

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Long standing (falling) tradition for BU

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Baby on BORG how I've adored falling through my second story window pane.

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And he threw him out the window,
The window, the second story window
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl.

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The guy was taken away on a stretcher. What’s wrong with you?

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Contrary to popular belief, people just don't "fall" out of windows.

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These falls are seemingly everyday occurrences

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….NIMBY.

The offspring of snowplow, helicopter parents?
Deprived of making decisions on their own and therefore incapable of self control? Rebelling entitled brats?

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I dunno man, sometimes people just fall out of windows.

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…. not specifically to the injured kid.

But my post is ambiguous. Please excuse.

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It's pretty easy.

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I don’t think it’s fair to edit a post after someone has responded in a way that would render their post nonsensical.

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I don't think you have anything to worry about

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Cite the edit.

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Are you under the impression that it is a new phenomenon for college students to drink too much and make stupid decisions?

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And I experienced college here in Boston and elsewhere some years ago. It was never as ridiculous as now.
Even in the Reagan years.

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Granted, I went to school in a far distant land (Waltham), but after graduation lived in various locations in Allston and Brighton, and, yes, it was just as bad then. The BU side of the neighborhood was a bit better, perhaps, because BU cops under John Silber patrolled the neighborhood with their BPD counterparts and brooked no nonsense, whereas BC's attitude seemed to be more that if it happened off campus (like a co-worker who lived near BC who came downstairs one morning to find a cinderblock tossed through his car window), it wasn't their problem.

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I also tended bar back then. Granted, I never lived in a dorm and did not have any BC friends back then. Just two from BU, one who did drink too much. Cocaine was more the thing.

We had different experiences, apparently.

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Self reporting surveys, are, however, known to be unreliable.

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Beer/wine/hard liquor sales are all down in younger age brackets and sales of non-alcoholic options are booming.

(and I also don't really see why young people would be more likely to misidentify how much they drink in an anonymous survey than any other age bracket, so surely any errors with self-reporting should be fairly consistent across the whole pool of respondents, no?)

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“(and I also don't really see why young people would be more likely to misidentify how much they drink in an anonymous survey than any other age bracket, so surely any errors with self-reporting should be fairly consistent across the whole pool of respondents, no?)”

Of course, they wouldn’t be more likely to misidentify than any other cohort.
I don’t even see what your point is??

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That's because you don't know what you are talking about in the first place?

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The point is that while self-reported data can potentially be inaccurate, we can expect such inaccuracies to be pretty consistent over time and across age groups, so we can still derive useful information from looking at trends over time and from the comparison to other age groups, as the Gallup article I linked does.

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Thank you for the explanation.

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Before you start in on the limitations of this information, maybe you should provide your own data to back up your original "keeeeeeddsss todayyyyy" assertion?

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Relax.

I’m sure you’re the world’s greatest mom.

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Just wild extrapolation from a single data point.

Got it. Good to know.

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Just wild extrapolation from a single data point.

This is the internet, after all.

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I'm going to assume you've never heard of the Commonwealth's flagship university. Let's just say that crazy things happened at universities during the Reagan presidency and leave it at that.

And not to pile on, as most of us are thinking what you wrote, but it is premature to positively attribute anything to this incident just yet.

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Partygoers in the 70s were mainly pot smokers, not binge drinkers, and I don't recall anyone ever falling out a window. It was a different time

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I went to college in the 80s (not in Boston) and alcohol was overwhelmingly the drug of choice, many people were binge drinkers, and one young woman fell out of a dormitory window at a keg party and died.

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Where was this, btw? Just wondering. Sorry about the woman who fell out of a window and died as a result of drinking too much.

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I recall we all gave alcohol a try once we could get away with it. But the attitude among the people I generally socialized with was that alcohol was too conventional. An out of style fifties trend. In other words getting drunk was what our boring parents did to become even more boring. Pot and other illegal stuff was cool.

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You and the others moralizing about how back in the day this sort of thing didn't happen are speaking only to your own personal experiences. I went to BU in the late 80s/early 90s, and binge drinking was a major element of socializing. If anything, it happens far less now than it did back then. And not only was my experience quite different than apparently yours, but I even knew somebody who fell out a window (though she was smoking pot). Thankfully she survived, but required a very long recovery and a big dose of physical therapy.

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And you are talking about a later time period anyway.

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My point wasn't to say that my experience tells the full story, but to demonstrate that your claims are meaningless without actual data. It's hilarious that you understood that about my own testimony, but can't figure out how it applies to yours.

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These are just tales of college days. They were not presented as New England Journal studies or Gallup polls, nor should they be taken as such.

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;)

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We are all sharing observations and opinions. That's all. I wasn't expecting to provide irrefutable evidence. "Random musings" is a phrase we use in our household, no offense intended.

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Very Putin.

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What a great post!

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living in Allston around all those bratty entitled clowns. Look at the trash on the ground.

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I'm sure the residents of Allston are glad that you don't live there, too.

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… by absentee landlords must be a joy.

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